Chet Doxas is  a saxophonist as well as a composer and arranger. Born in 1980 and raised in Montreal, Canada, Chet grew up in a fertile musical environment. Beginning with piano and drums, he then moved to clarinet, tenor, and alto saxophone when he attended Lindsay Place High School. His father, George Doxas, was the director of the music program.He has been a constant source of inspiration and guidance to both Chet and his brother, Jim.

Since his first professional gig at age thirteen, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, received the Rico Golden Reed Award at Music Fest Canada in Toronto and was honored as Jazz Report Magazine’s “Best Secondary Jazz Musician in Canada.” During his undergraduate studies at Mcgill University, his songwriting also gained further recognition when he was selected as a finalist for the BMI International John Lennon Songwriters award. It was also during that time that he received a scholarship to attend the Banff International Jazz Workshop.

Chet’s work can be heard on over 80 CD’s with various North American talents.

He has also recorded and composed for numerous film soundtracks in Canada, the USA, and France. Most notably, Chet’s playing was featured on the Academy and Grammy Award nominated soundtrack of “Les Triplettes de Belleville,” composed by Ben Charest. He has performed and recorded alongside many great jazz artists such as Dave Douglas, Jason Moran, Ingrid Jensen, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Dave Binney,John Abercrombie,Phil  Dwyer  and Oliver Jones, Currently, Chet shares his time between New York City and Montreal where he can be heard leading his own groups or participating as a sideman. His debut recording, Sidewalk Etiquette (JTR 8516-2), features John Roney (piano/fender rhodes), Zack Lober (bass), and Jim Doxas (drums). This quartet, which performs his original compositions, has also recorded for CBC’s Jazzbeat numerous times and has played at several jazz festivals across the country.

Chet also co-leads a trio, Byproduct, with fellow quartet members, Zack Lober and Jim Doxas. This group is dedicated to performing the original works of each member and features a blend of jazz, rock and electronic music. Chet is also a member of the Montreal Jazz Saxophone Quartet, a group that he co-leads with saxophonists, Remi Bolduc, Erik Hove and Joel Miller.

Category Rock/Pop, Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label Justin Time
Orig Year 2006
Release Date Aug 22, 2006
Studio/Live Studio
Personnel Chet Doxas – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Jim Doxas – drums
Zack Lober – upright bass

Samples:

Sidewalk Etiquette

Unsung